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Accidentally lost material linking

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by Lelon, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Lelon

    Lelon

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    Hi all,

    So I decided to rearrange my materials into a new folder, and instead of doing that from the editor, i did it from windows folder, and BAM, all my objects on the scene got the magic PINK color.
    They lost their materials.

    After seeing this disaster, I replaced the materials into their original location, but unfortunately the pinky objects are still there.

    I have a lot of objects that lost their materials, I mean ALOOT, that thinking about it makes me depressed.

    Anything can I do to solve this madness? I don't have a backup.
     
  2. Antypodish

    Antypodish

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    Did you try refresh, or even reimport materials?
     
  3. Lelon

    Lelon

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    How to do so?
     
  4. Antypodish

    Antypodish

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    After restart Unity should be done automatically. But you can right click on folder in assets, in Unity.
    There you should see options to re-import etc..
     
  5. Lelon

    Lelon

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    I restarted unity, but still all objects on scene did not load their materials back, materials components just disappeared from all the game objects.
     
  6. Antypodish

    Antypodish

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    I would thought the objects use ID, to reference materials. But I may be wrong.
    Well unfortunately I have no other idea. Sorry.
    Nex time, for sure only moving inside unity.
     
  7. Lelon

    Lelon

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    Yep, thanks for the help, I managed to manually redo the materials, would be nice to have the gameobjects record an ID for materials, in case they went missing.
     
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